Went to The National Gallery yesterday with one of my lovely mates, M and came across this beauty of a painting by van Haarlem.

It struck me as so amazingly raw and powerful. The strength in the jaw of the beast as well as the pressure of its teeth entrenched in its victim’s face were both fascinating and terrifying and it reminded me of the Minotts in Sacerdos Book One who hunt and destroy the Stelios family and all families of their kind.